Pathways to adversity in young adulthood among early childbearers.

  title={Pathways to adversity in young adulthood among early childbearers.},
  author={Sara R. Jaffee},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  volume={16 1},
  • Sara R. Jaffee
  • Published 2002 in
    Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of…
Women who give birth as teens differ from those who delay childbearing before and after a birth. These preexisting differences may account for the adverse outcomes faced by early childbearers in young adulthood. This study tested whether a history of conduct disorder, low IQ and educational attainment, and low childhood socioeconomic status accounted for poor psychosocial adjustment at age 26 among early childbearers. Study members were 482 women in a birth cohort, 26% of whom had given birth… CONTINUE READING

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